Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sweet Rogue Wind

Last summer, I collaborated with a colleague on a song called Sweet Rogue Wind. We had in mind a ballad maybe sung by a country singer just strumming a guitar, with no accompaniment, but with minor modifications it could just as easily work for a woman as well. Anyway, since I don't know any musicians, it never left my word processor, but here it is for your scrutiny:

Sweet Rogue Wind

Sweet rogue wind, won’t you sweep away my troubles,
take me way down yonder where the water lilies grow,
Love’s sweet twin, please hold me up, don’t let me wander,
carry me to goodness, it’s the only way to go.

(refrain)
Tenderest of mercies, won’t you lay down by my side,
snuggle up against me as you share my final ride;
sweet rogue wind, won’t you sweep away my troubles,
take me way down yonder where the water lilies grow.


Through the fog I travel, passion glowing in my eyes,
It lights my way past roads that fork, ‘midst dark and stormy skies;
Carry me to that water town and lay me on the bank,
then one last time, with words that rhyme, I’ll give that girl my thanks.

(refrain)
Tenderest of mercies, won’t you lay down by my side,
snuggle up against me as you share my final ride;
sweet rogue wind, won’t you sweep away my troubles,
take me way down yonder where the water lilies grow.


Sweet rogue wind, won’t you tell her that I love her,
that I’ll put no one above her no matter where she roams;
cover her with all your grace, now please don’t let me down,
slow or fast our passions last, wherever love is found.

(refrain)
Tenderest of mercies, won’t you lay down by my side,
snuggle up against me as you share my final ride;
sweet rogue wind, won’t you sweep away my troubles,
take me way down yonder where the water lilies grow.

Karen Heywood and Bob Church©7/30/07

10 comments:

HouseMouse said...

Hey, what a team! Now, let's hear it!

Jo Janoski said...

Wow, you guys! This is wonderful. It would make a beautiful piece sung with guitar music. Wow! I just remembered...Karen can't sing! Make sure she doesn't do it...lol.

paisley said...

very nice bob... have you submitted it to anyone??? or anywhere... i have no idea how to go about that,,, but it is worth a try no?????

Bubba said...

Shirley-- I'd love to hear it. I wish I knew someone who could play guitar, because I even have a melody in mind. Alas, I don't know anyone who has any talent.

Jo-- I'll have to take your word about Karen's singing voice... I wasn't invited to a certain luncheon in Pittsboigh, remember?

paisley-- Yea, I'd love to have someone take a look at it, but I don't know how to go about it, either. I'm certainly open to suggestions...

kaylee said...

Lovely I can hear
this loud and clear.
I would love to see
this played/sung by
someone like
Raul Malo.
Very will done on this
props to both of you.
kay lee

Bubba said...

Hi, Kaylee-- Raul Malo, eh? I think I remember seeing him on Austin City Limits a year or so back... thanks for the idea.

hfurness said...

Hank & Loretta - You've made me weep into my beer - no, it's very good. I would put it to a Texas waltz with some fiddle in the back. Just a suggestion, this is a bit out of my league.

Karen said...

Thanks, everyone (even Jo, who I thought was a friend *sniff*sniff*)....

Some things come natural when you collaborate with the best (insert 'Bob' here)!

kaylee said...

It is too bad Springsteen
only does his own stuff,
I can hear the E Street
in this also.

Love it more than
yesterday
kay lee

Jo Janoski said...

Bob,
I didn't know you wanted to come to lunch. You would have been quite welcome.

Karen, are you going to let a little music come between us? Let's keep our friendship on a high note but don't sing it!